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the first anniversary of president obama's election. senior white house correspondent major garrett begins america's election headquarters coverage. >> president obama talked education in madison, wisconsin, but said nothing about election results that propelled republicans to victory in governors' races in new jersey and virginia. he also said nothing about the democratic victory and the special house election in upstate new york, but it was that triumph in new york's 23rd congressional district that senior advisor david axelrod seized upon in an interview with fox. >> the new york 23 race was the one race that was really a microcosm of the national debate. the other races in jersey, and in virginia were really state races, very much focused on state issues, and we think it sends a message to other democrats that when we stick together and we fight for the right things, we're going to do well. >> the white house, the republican national chairman and exit polls all agree. the results tuesday were not a referendum on president obama, but independent or young voters did not show up or voted
controversial prison at guantanamo bay, cuba, two months away, will not be met. president obama has confirmed the commitment that he made so publicly came to office will not be fulfilled in time. jonathan beall is at guantanamo bay. >> the reason for the delay is still filtering through. we do not know if the detainees have been informed, but the military commanders are aware. it does not come as a huge surprise because they know that president obama wanted to close it. they know there has been a huge obstacle in the way, the biggest one, where the put the detainees instead? there are still 200. where will they go, where will they be tried? these questions are still to be resolved. it is interesting to note there has been, we are told, an improvement in the mood, that there are less attacks on guards and that 70% of detainees are allowed to live communally for 20 hours per day. that is in part because they know that it is closure of the camp, they know the decision will be made about the future. we're still in the dark as to what will happen to the detainees. five will be transferred. it will
owe obama is week? do you think it's possible for victory in afghanistan? >> i do. it has to be. bill: are you comfortable with china owning a trillion dollars with u.s. currency? bill: also, new information about the assassin hasan about ho killed 14 people at fort hood. geraldo has been investigating. >> you are hoarding gold in your basement. >> not in my basement. bill: glenn beck has some financial advice for us. can't wait for that. bill: caution, you are about to enter not spin zone. the factor begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight did you know the associated press, america's largest news wire service used 11 reporters to check the accuracy of sarah palin's new book, going rogue? 11. barack obama has had two best selling books. the a.p. did not fact-check either one. spokesman says that's because then senator obama wasn't a major player when his books came out. each when you believe that flimsy excuse, once he did become a pres
the first state visit in the obama era. they protest against the evacuating settlements in the west bank. a cadre of the faithful. the 2.5 million muslims pray the threat from swine flu and descend on the holy city. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, a midday in london, where the long-awaited inquiry into the iraq war has begun. former prime minister tony blair's decision to support the invasion of iraq in 2003 was highly divisive at the time, and continues to generate controversy. the central accusation is that the british government misled the public about the threat waged by saddam as sayihussein. >> the iraq inquiry was set up to identify the lessons that should be learned from the u.k. involvement in iraq to help future governments that may face similar situations. to do this, we need to establish what happened. we are pieces in this together from the evidence we are collected from documents, were from those who have firsthand experience. we will need to evaluate what went well and what did not and why. my colleagues and i come to this task with open minds. we are apolitical. we are
with the governor. bill: you think obama is weak? do you think it's possible for victory in afghanistan? >> i do. it has to be. bill: are you comfortable with china owning a trillion dollars worth of u.s. currency? also, new information about the assassin hasan who killed 13 people at fort hood. geraldo has been investigating. >> you're hoarding gold in your basement is what you're doing? >> not in my basement. bill: glenn beck has financial advice for us. can't wait for that. caution, you're about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. fact checking sarah palin is this evening's "talking points memo" and i'll keep it short because we have a major policy interview with sarah palin this evening. did you know the associated press, america's largest news wire service used 11 reporters to check the accuracy of sarah palin's new book "going rogue." 11. barack obama has had two best-selling books. the a.p. did not fact-check either one. spokesman paul culper said senator obama
. >> biden's visit may rally the base riding on obama's coattails may not be enough in the 23rd congressional district. it is dominated by registered republicans who outnumber democrats and internally, the hoffman campaign says that their internal poll numbers are showing that the president's approval ratings here in this district are lower than across the national average. we're at a hoffman rally right now. wewe were at an an owens rally this morning. both candidates are rout looking for the last-minute votes. bret: the republican challenger is making life difficult for the democratic incumbent in new jersey. shannon bream is live tonight. good evening. aheading into tomorrow's election, the polls in new jersey could not be any tighter and with no easy way to predict a winner at this point, both the top candidates are working around the clock trying to sway minds an solidify their base going into elect day. >> you know it's an important election when your president comes here three times over four months. >> but half those visits translated to jon corzine. the latest quinnipiack poll shows
the obama administration's top legislative priority. >> this is a victory for the healthcare reform and other initiatives for the american people. from our standpoint, we picked up votes last night, one in california and one in new york. >> house republican leaders took a different view. >> i would just say to my democratic friends across the aisle, they ought to take note of these elections. the american people are not going to take to the negative kind of politics they're trying to practice here. >> just before 10:30 tuesday night, democrats posted 42 pages of final tweets to their already 2,000 page healthcare bill but the amendment made no mention of abortion, and thus contrary to tuesday's claims by a key committee chairman -- >> the abortion issue is one where we resolved the concerns. >> wednesday found an influential pro-life democrat still arguing that the bill does not go far enough to ensure as federal law requires that federal funds be kept separate from abortion funding. "i am disappointed," bart stupak told fox news in a statement "that the manager's amendment does not
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." ♪ >> this week's headlines, president obama taking a tour of asia hoping to secure a partnership with china, the world's next superpower. after being sworn in for a second term, the president says afghan forces will take control of security in five years. the australian prime minister says sorry to some australians. and stargazing in europe. ♪ hello and welcome to this week's review of the major stores around the world. this week president obama went on a tour of asia showing how important washington feels it is to build relationships. he met in singapore. he used the occasion to make a personal appeal of a leader. they raised the issue directly with a general. >> a year ago, this image would have been unimaginable. the president of the united states in the same room at the same time as a member of the burmese military government. a sign the new policy of engagement with the region in general. an opportunity for barack obama to call for the release ofhe democracy leader in burmese. that demand was not reflected in the initial statement of the meet
away and it will not be met. president obama said that the commitment that he made cannot be fulfilled in time. >> it was one of the obama administration's earlier promises, close the prison that they called gtmo by his first term in office -- by his first year in office. 10 inmates are being brought to trial,ive of them in new york. the president was asked if he understood why some americans found this offensive. >> i don't think it is offensive at all when he is convicted and when the death penalty is applied. what i am clear about is that i have complete confidence in the american people and our legal traditions. >> there are still 215 people being held in guantanamo bay. some have been cleared of wrongdoing but no countries have been forthcoming in taking them. some of them will be tried at a federal court in manhattan including 9/11 mastermind khalid sheikh mohammed. detainees could end up being sent to a prison in rural illinois. thedministration's top lawyer went to capitol hill to brush aside questions. >> did khalid sheikh mohammed make the same statement in his military proce
: the obama administration is trying to put the best possible spin on the afghanistan election. white house correspondent wendell goler tells us how. >> president obama spoke at a picture-taking session with the prime minister of sweden minutes after placing a phone call to afghan president hamid karzai which mr. obama said was not just to congratulate him. >> i emphasized that this has to be a point in time in which we begin to write a new chapter, based on improved governance, a much more serious effort to eradicate corruption. >> the president called the election messy. his aides said the democratic process worked in afghanistan even though the u.s.-backed leader tried to subvert it. >> two commissions determined that a serries are of votes, a big chunk of votes were fraudulent and they were thrown out as required, and the sitting president had to go through a second round. i think that demonstrates that the laws and institutions of afghanistan worked. >> u.s. officials said abdullah abdullah's decision not to contest the recount reflected his belief he had no chance to win, but aides sa
report in tonight's "on the job hunt" segment. >> with president obama overseas, his white house has come under attack here at home, after publishing data from recipients of stimulus package money who turn out to have exaggerated, inflated or just plain lied about the number of jobs they have create or saved with that money. >> when you put up information that turns out to be inaccurate, you shouldn't be surprised if the public says hey, do they know what they're doing. >> david obey called the faults posted on recovery.gov and said the obama administration owes the country honest numbers. a republican on the same committee went even further. >> i think they ought to fire people responsible for reporting on the impact of the stimulus program, and they ought to have a peer review third-party independent accounting firm do all the reporting for them. >> the associated press and newspapers in 8 states, massachusetts, wisconsin, colorado, georgia, texas, pennsylvania, illinois and michigan, have all identified multiple cases where recipients of stimulus money made false claims to have created
by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org---^ bret: next on "special report," the obama administration will bring 9/11 suspects to america for full trials. we will have reaction from 9/11 families. it is a popular charitable group, and is it actually funneling money to iran's nuclear program? and president obama begins his first asian visit by riping critics of his slow deliberation on afghanistan, and we will look inside the new sarah palin book, all that plus the fox all-stars and the friday lightning round, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. five of the men accused of sovment in the worst terror attack in u.s. history are return together scene of the crime. attorney general eric holder nownlsed today that self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind khalid sheik mohammed and four others will be tried in civilian federal court, just blocks from ground zero in new york. national correspondent catherine herridge begins our team coverage. >> by his own admission, the decision to send the alleged 9/11 conspirators to trial in new york is monumental. >> i have
here because we are definitely looking out for you. >> gregg: this is a fox news alert. obama administration now considering a prison in rural illinois to house the gitmo detainees. >> i'm julie banderas. illinois governor pat quinn coming in and out favor of the plan saying that the correctional facility would primarily serve as a federal prison leased out to the defense department to house less than 100 gitmo detainees. >> this prison will always be known as a federal prison, a small portion may be used in the near term by the department of defense to incarcerate detainees that are convicted from guantanamo bay. other than that it's going to be a federal prison providing employment and economic opportunity for many illinois citizens for decades to come. >> julie: we've got fox team coverage. julie is monitoring events in washington. first we go to corina. they are going to be looking at the facility tomorrow. how fast or possible are preparations moving? >> illinois governor pat quinn met with the president earlier this month to discuss the possible plan and today the govern
muslims. what general casey is saying we can't demonize muslims. that's what president obama implied last week as well. >> we don't know all the answers yet. i would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts. bill: talking points does not disagree with the president. we are not jumping to any conclusions at all. but now ayeive action must be taken to find out what was known about hasan and who knew it the guy doesn't snap. he was indoctrinated into muslim if a that the thattism and people knew it. political correctness can get people killed. i believe that's part of the for the hood massacre story. hasan was a weird guy. he said inappropriate things. did he inappropriate things. yet he continued to serve as a major in the army largely because i believe is he a muslim. by the way, hasan is awake right now and able to talk. he remains in stable condition at the brook army medical center in san antonio, texas. that's the memo, now for the top story. let's bring in brian ross from his studio in new york city. on "world news tonight" you report that this guy, hasan --
: the race could not be tighter. president obama won in new jersey by 15 points last year. now incumbent governor jon corzine is in a dead heat with his republican challenger chris christie. there is no mistaking how high the political mistakes are. the president campaigned for course 93 times. former new york mayor rudy giuliani was there as well. is the star power paying off for either of the candidates? >> in the latest polls that came out yesterday, and does not look like anyone got a significant advantage. 9 and jon corzine or chris christie. -- neither jon corzine or chris christie. you mentioned the governor had some campaigning with the president. they talk about being partners together. of course, the president got this state by 15 points last year, and the white house is heavily invested in making sure that it remains blue. the republicans have called in big names like rudy giuliani. he has stayed in the race, something that is not very easy to do here in new jersey. both candidates remain confident about their chances of winning, but so far the poles are in a dead -- polls are
president obama time to decide if he'll send additional troops to afghanistan. white house said all along they won't make a decision on the troop levels here until this afghan election has been resolved. by all appearances now it will be president karzai. there is the issue of legitimacy. the short one, it gives a new government for the u.s. and other international partners to work with. this is part of the basis of adding troops is there must be a credible, viable partner in afghanistan. everything that has happened with this election process has cast doubt whether or not hamid karzai is that viable credible partner. the corruption is so wide and widespread across all of the government here. there is a real concern that going forward this election may just embolden hamid karzai and prevent him from firing the officials that the u.s. would like to see fired. shannon? >> shannon: now reporting live for us from afghanistan. thank you very much for the update, connor. so what implications will abdullah's withdrawal have for the u.s.? caroline shively standing by with the look at that angle.
." >> president obama will go to the climate changed conference in copenhagen with a promise to cut greenhouse gas emissions. israel proposes temporary restrictions on expanding settlements but they don't apply to east jerusalem. the iraq inyearry days before the invasion, now intelligence raises doubts about saddam hussein's program. >> welcome to viewers around the globe. coming up later for you, the recession winners. meet the workers retraining for the new job market. >> my husband and i decided to look at it like this is an opportunity. when in your life do you get to really choose what career past you are following? >> and standing up to the godfather. the island of sicily launches anti-mafia package holidays. >> hello. he will go briefly to the copenhagen climate summit, and today president obama announced the commitments on greenhouse gases he will take with him. he palace pledged to cut carbon emissions by 17% by "20/20." it reverses the policy of the bush administration, and in the current state of american politics, it is risky. it is enough when world leaders meet next month? ad brooks
this way. >> i can hear you. >> the time for change has come. chris: obama's war. he didn't start it but he's got to finish it. how do we go in strong enough to win but agree we're going to leave? a constant war? what's it like for this president knowing he's destined to command two wars that will bleed one into the future? can he lead a domestic fight to push our country forward? with the daily news of soldiers dying? and finally, two running for number two? hillary has been more hawkish on the war, tougher on pakistan, warmer on israel and pushed back running for governor in 2010, what about v.p. in 2012. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. anne kornblut covers the white house for "the washington post." andrea mitchell is chief foreign affairs corresponde for nbc news and david i go flashese is a "washington post" -- david ignatius is a "washington post" columnist. is the president prepared to take fire from the left and right flanks at home? his decision has been months in the making and the president told nbc news he plans to make his announcement clear. >> i'm confident at the
>>> tonight on "worldfus" -- >> as wraps up his visit to asia, prident obama talks toughabout north korea's nuclear program and issues new warning to iran. >>> in ghanistan, presint karzai is ingurated for a second term. will he makegood on hipromise to root t rampant corption? >>>n our signature stoy, we take you to dided town on the west ba where america settlers say they feel under attack. thpalestinians say they are rced to do witut. >>> and throughout europe toda the talk is all about the world p and a missed ca that h ance celebring and ireland outrag. and the peter g. pet >> from the world's leadg reports and analysts, here's at's happening from around t world. this is orldfocus." major supporhas been provided by rosalind p. walter and the peter g.eterson foundation, dicated to promoting fiscalesponsibility and addressing keyconomic chalnges facing america's future. and addition funding is ovided by the following supporters -- >>> hello and od evening. i'm dalj dhaliwal in new york. presidt obama had a tough new message today foroth north korea and iran, tling them to
the detainee's @ gitat gitmo? jon: republicans take the governor's seats in two states carried easily by obama last year. the biggest surprise was in new jersey, he became the garden state's first republican governor in more than one decade. in virginia bob macdonald trounces his democratic opponent by a margin of 18 points, even winning suburban washington, d.c. counties that went for the president in november. the white house press secretary said that the president is disappointed that his friend jon corzine was not reelected and that the democratic candidate in virginia had always been an underdog. the president did not watch election results last night, instead he took in an hbo special on the campaign that resulted in his election one year ago. carl, break it down for us. any similarities between what happened in virginia and new jersey? >> you have got to wonder what the president was watching from 2008 that was so fascinating that it was more fascinating than the votes being cast in 2009. first of all, the economy and all of that encompasses was on the mind of a vast majority of voters.
is wrong with the military. sean: your overview of barack obama. in short, mine is, he is a radical ideologue, has no inclination or tendencies toward moderation. what do you think when you look at what he's doing to the economy, health care, banks, car companies, and national security? >> much worse than i thought. early on, i will confess, when i heard people sang "socialist," i said come easy. hold up. you know me. then, his communications director steps up and says how she admires socialists. i thought he was a great politician. we know he is a great politician. i thought he would give it once he saw -- i thought two tuesdays ago, new jersey and virginia, but he would have it. it is ideologies. sean: we saw what happened last tuesday. with the gubernatorial elections in particular, i think it was a political earthquake. i think the democrats or in denial about it. here in lies an opportunity for the republican party, which i have been critical of, for losing core values, to go back to basic principles. i think they could beat nancy pelosi. they could take back the house. do you
: president obama wrapping up a trip to new jersey to support john improper design's bid. -- jon corzine. now running neck and neck with gop challenge chris christy. garden state is just one of two major gubernatorial show downs. the other one is in virginia where republican bob mack donl holds a substantial lead. we'll check on that raise with karl cameron but first, let's head to new jersey where we find julie that is following all the action there. >> reporter: the white house wants a big win in intelligence and obama camp isn't just sitting back this tight, important race in the final hours. you saw the live video. obama carried new jersey by 20 points. president is working to get out of the vote for jon corzine who? trouble in this tight race. push by mr. obama is aimed at energizing the base in new jersey, especially african-american voters who helped obama win the white house introducing the president as his partner and friend and hero and vowing his famous campaign slogan. >> a year ago, new jersey went to the polls just like we're going on tuesday, right? and we said, yes, we can. [
between elements of the business community willing to support the direction obama is going and the fact is virtually uniform opposition even among republicans in congress while that is occurring? >> 60 votes in the senate, the margins in the house -- let's talk as pollsters. here's what is important -- when you ask people was the stimulus a good idea or bad idea, it was $787 billion. there were some republican ideas that were good ideas and would do more to create jobs that were ignored. in late march, they bought general motors and chrysler. what happened is that back to back in a three day time frame, people said another trillion dollars and for a lot of americans, they said what? the american government owns general motors and chrysler? governments don't own big companies in america. what ruptured? what ruptured is the concern that there is way too much in spending and to be fair, it's not the president's fault. but when you say -- and the combined the billions of dollars, there is one huge massive spending and as a stimulus package. . >> what happens is the republican p
want to go? there is no hesitation by barack obama's political arm, organizing for america, the president's political arm -- i don't think he has another one -- to send out an e-mail calling tea partygoers extremists. this guy,? no, no, misunderstood. he snapped. but tea partygoers, this is what the political arm of obama says, quote "across the country, members of congress who support reform are being shouted down physically assaulted. where? hung in effigy, receiving death threats. we can't let extremists hijack this debate or confuse congress about where people stand. that is extremism in america today. but killing 13 people, no, no, don't get hasty. don't you jump to conclusions here. if there was anyone who could be labeled extremist, you would think it might be someone who spoke of islamic jihad to his fold low soldiers and acted by picking up a weapon and by killing his fellow soldiers with that weapon, but, no, no. real extremists pick up signs. they make the signs with their kids at night. they're nut jobs. they're protesting the government. sarah palin, be afraid.
. gretchen: the issues that mattered most to the voters, straight ahead. steve: meanwhile, president obama more likely watching the chicago's bull game last night. should he have been paying more attention? we're going to report and you are going to decide. brian: a corporate executive kicked out of first plas class for what he was wearing. >> i was handed the first class boarding pass. then it was pulled back out of my hand and given this original boarding pass. brian: wow. we're going to show you what he had on it might surprise you. meanwhile, our slogan from hazel in north carolina. yes, hazel, this is about you. "raise your flag, turn on the tube, watch "fox & friends" and get the news." [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute -- www.ncicap.org -- steve: welcome aboard, folks, to studio e. it's an election postgame show. gretchen: exactly. it was a big one last night. if you're like me, you love staying up and watching exactly what is going to happen and how it's all going to be the morning after. well, for the g.o.p., two big wins
report." fox news talks with president obama. here are a few of the headlines you will hear tonight the president says americans could lose confidence in the economy and have a double din recession and says they will mott make the deadline for closing guantanomo bay detention facility but says it will be closed sometime next year with cooperation and says america does not have the kind of partner we would like in afghanistan and insists building new settlements does not contribute to israel's security. here is senior white house correspondent major garrett's interview with the president in china. >> mr. president, the fox news channel is happy to see you. >> good to see you. on behalf of the news channel, let me wish you, sasha, michelle and malia, a joyous holiday 2009 season. >> to the fox family, let me say the same. >> you have a job summit next month. you want a jobs bill in 2010. will it raise the deficit or will you demand that it be deficit neutral? >> our first job was to get the economy to recover, and we're now seeing that. we have seen economic growth. we anticipate econ
to our program. it's been an interesting week for president obama. he's back from his trip to asia but staring at the same problems he left behind. obama has made peace in the middle east and the war in afghanistan his top foreign policy priorities. but policy on both is now on shaky ground. the administration has been undermining president hamid karzai of afghanistan from the start. but top u.s. officials were there in kabul this week when karzai was sworn in for a second time. he used his inauguration address to announce a crackdown on corruption. and he pledged to shift the security burden to his own troops in five years. but can he do it? we have an exclusive with a key karzai ally, the afghan interior minister, and a fascinating counterpoint from one of karzai's main rivals. then the middle east, with the peace process hopelessly deadlocked, can a new jewish lobby here in the united states shake up the status quo in washington, put its stamp on u.s. policy and rival apac? jeremy ben-ami sits down with me for a face-to-face debate on u.s.-israel policy with a member of the old
.com gives us a one-year analysis of the oa administration. >> the idea that president obama and his team were able to somehow transform the map and transform the political geography of this country or the political demography of this country, that just doesn't look to be the case. they did redraw the map in 2008. it was an he norly impressive victory. but that doesn't mean that they have somehow fundamentally altered the landscape in permanent ways. >> and job grisham is here with a new book, a collection of short stories. >> it is more about people. more about the small town people. many of whom are struggling. many of whom have had a lot of miss erie, a lot of hope. it's about small town lawyers and the crazy things they do out of desperation. all stuff i saw firsthand many years ago. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei, john harris, john grisham next. >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the k08ing -- following: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei is here. after 12 years as directer general
be a nazi germany's last major war crimes trial. >> if anyone cannot i am at that time. >> president obama announces hi strategy for afghanistan. britain confirmed it is sending 500 more troops. of low for global investors. -- a blow for global investors concerning the debts of dubai world. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast for our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- in portugal, it looks that it will be likely to allow same-sex marriages. and crumbling man is grabs -- manuscripts left behind in timbuktu. hello to you. six decades after the second world war, what could be the last major nazi war crimes trial has started in munich. john demjanjuk was born in ukraine and is now 89 years old. he's accused of helping lead thousands of people in to the gas chambers in poland. his family and then say he is too frail to face justice. our correspondent is in court. >> he is accused of mass murder, but he could not even walk into the courtroom. 89-year-old john demjanjuk went to trial today, as photographers crowded aroun
> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >>> president obama and chinese president pledge to tackle global challenges together, but w muress didh really make? wel analyze thecritical and complex retionship between these two nations. >>> in the czech republic, a day to emember. the start of th velvet revotion 20 years ago. that country. was toppled in >>> and isra's high tech revoluon. the first of thre "signature" storiecouny this week. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analts, here's what's hapning from around the rld. this is orldfocus." majosupport has en pvided by rosalinp. walter and the peter g. petersofoundation, dedited to promoting fiscal respsibility and addressing key economic challengefacing america's re. antional fovided by the folling supporters -- >>> llo and good evening. i'm daljit dhawal. yo sense of why today's meeting betwn present obama and chinese president hu jintao was important, the two countries together accoun for almo one-quarter ofhe world's population. china, ocourse, is far lger aosfour times as many people. and as it sees its economic power grow, so
supporters -- >>> hello and good evening, i'm daljit dhaliwal. abbas has been seen by president obama and others as the leading palestinian supporter of a peaceful solution to the israeli/palestinian conflict. a voice moderation, abbas as president of the palestinian authority which governs palestinians in west bank. tonight, abbas' role and the peace process itself have been thrown no more uncertainty, after his announcement yesterday he will not run for another term. among other things, abbas has voiced frustration with u.s. policy, including last week's comments by secretary of state hillary clinton on israeli settlements. in tonight's "lead focus" we look at the abass decision, the view from israel and his ties to washington. and we begin with john tarat of al jazeera english. >> reporter: the first thing the new president, barack obama did on his first day in office in the white house on january was to telephone middle east leaders including mahmoud abbas. if president abbas thought that meant the palestinians' time has come, he was quickly forced to reconsider. a lack of process
a warehouse to house the gitmo detine knees. president obama promised to close the place for next year. julie kirtz has the latest from washington. >> although no decision has been announced, an obama administration official tells us a near empty prison is an option for detain tees from guantanamo bay. an idea backed by the governor wood would allow the federal bure reof prisons to buy the prison and turn it into a supermax facility. the prison is in a small town called thompson village, 150 miles west of chicago. local proponents of the idea say it will bring 3,000 much-needed jobs to the area. but there is plenty of opposition for those who say it's horrible way to help the local economy and make the area a terror target. >> i can't imagine the people of illinois would like to have the prisoners encars rated in the state. there may be some local officials who support it but i expect it will be a huge issue in illinois, probably in the u.s. senate race up there next year. >> a huge issue is decision by the obama administration to bring khalid sheikh mohammed and the alleged 9/11 mastermind a
. couldn't. he really failed. i think in some ways, people looked and hoped for obama would do the same thing. incredibly charismatic figure, that he could come to washington and overcome all of the forces of paralysis. and i think that disappointment you are seeing now among obama voters, you can see it creeping into a lot of the commentary is a concern, a deep worry that oh my god, maybe, and i say this with great sadness, he can't trump the system. >> rose: as good as he is, he can't. >> the forces of paralysis are just weighing him down. what are those forces, it is one of the things that really interest me today. first of all money and politics which is now so big that politicians either have to spend their time raising it or spend their time running from people who have got it and are trying to force things on to them no matter how small their interests are. second you've got the gerrymandering of political districts now that are so scientific that as they say politicians can to you choose their voters, not the other way around. you've got a cable television universal that really
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